U.S. Marine Corporal Megan Levy has been fighting red tape and petitioning the military to adopt her combat dog, Rex, for the past several years. Both were injured while defusing a bomb in 2006, an incident that earned Levy a Purple Heart and cost Rex his sense of smell. In an outrageous turn, the military planned to euthanize the German shepherd until Levy organized a campaign, with the help of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, to have him rescued. The pair will be reunited in California later this week.

U.S. Soldier to Be Re-United With Dog [GMA]